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10 November 2022

New Order Announce Definitive Edition Of Third Album ‘Low-Life’

New Order Low-Life Definitive Edition
New Order with manager Rob Gretton - Photo: Kevin Cummins
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New Order are delighted to announce the release of the definitive edition of their 1985 studio album Low-Life. The collection includes an LP (180g), x2CDs, x2DVDs, a book and features unreleased rare material across the different formats and new sleeve designs.

CD 2 contains previously unreleased mixes and alternative versions, including Love Vigilantes and Sub-Culture instrumentals, Sooner Than You Think Full Length Unedited.

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The two DVDs include an unreleased performance from The Manhattan Club, Belgium and rarely seen footage from Rotterdam Arena (Netherlands), International Centre (Toronto, Canada) and a BBC filmed Whistle Test at The Hacienda, 1985.

The 180g vinyl LP will be wrapped in its original ‘heavyweight tracing paper’, designed by Peter Saville. In addition the CD will also be wrapped in the same way for the first time ever.

Also included in the set is a beautifully presented hardback book featuring rare photos and a new interview with all band members.

In addition to the boxset, New Order are also releasing the 12” singles including a limited edition version of The Perfect Kiss pressed on Crystal Clear vinyl in a ‘mirror sleeve’. Sub-Culture’s plain black (no label) sleeve has also been updated with a new design, incorporating the original concept.

Peter Saville says of The Perfect Kiss “The mirror finish for The Perfect Kiss sleeve was the idea at the time (1985) that unfortunately was not realised. I have wanted to see it ever since. The original concept was intended to evoke the reflective glamour of a lipstick (re Perfect Kiss) in a minimal / pop art style. The Perfect Kiss in this form will be transformative and a must-have for fans and collectors alike”.

Peter Saville says of Sub-Culture “LABEL ONLY was specified in 1985 due to time pressure around the original release and as a consequence, a sleeve design for the re-release has no actual precedent. However, exploring the principle ‘the solution is in the problem’ has led to the subliminal evocation of a sleeve that is still LABEL ONLY”.

Low-Life was recorded in 1984 at Jam and Britannia Row Studios and produced by New Order.

Low-Life Definitive Edition: Tracklists:

12” Singles:
Sub-Culture (with updated sleeve)
Shellshock
The Perfect Kiss
The Perfect Kiss D2C exclusive (Crystal Clear vinyl & Mirror Sleeve) – limited to 5000 only

LP 180g Vinyl
Side one
Love Vigilantes
The Perfect Kiss
This Time of Night
Sunrise

Side two
Elegia
Sooner Than You Think
Sub-Culture
Face Up

CD1
Love Vigilantes
The Perfect Kiss
This Time Of Night
Sunrise
Elegia
Sooner Than You Think
Sub-Culture
Face Up

CD2: Extras
Love Vigilantes – TV Pitch Instrumental Edit (mono)
The Perfect Kiss – Writing Session Recording
Untitled no. 1 – Writing Session Recording
Sunrise – Instrumental Rough Mix **
Elegia – Full Length Version *
Sooner Than You Think – Album Session Unedited Version
Sub-Culture – Album Session Early Instrumental Version
Face Up – Writing Session Recording
Let’s Go – Album Session Instrumental
Untitled no. 2 – Writing Session Recording
Sunrise – Writing Session Recording
Love Vigilantes – Writing Session Recording
Sooner Than You Think – Writing Session Recording
Skullcrusher – Demo

All tracks previously unreleased except * and ** (previously unreleased on CD and Digital)

DVD1
Live in Tokyo
The Koseinenkin Hall, Tokyo, Japan 1985

Confusion
Love Vigilantes
We All Stand
As It Is When It Was
Sub-Culture
Face Up
Sunrise
This Time Of Night
Blue Monday

Live in Rotterdam
The Rotterdam Arena, Netherlands 1985

As It Is When It Was
Everything’s Gone Green*
Sub-Culture*
Ceremony*
Let’s Go*
This Time Of Night*
The Village
The Perfect Kiss*
Age Of Consent*
Sunrise
Temptation*
Face Up*

Live in Manchester
Whistle Test, The Hacienda 1985

As It Is When It Was
Sunrise
Face Up – Restored version using available footage from The Hacienda Dec ‘85 and July ‘85.

DVD2
Live in Leuven
The Manhattan Club, Leuven, Belgium 1985

Let’s Go*
The Perfect Kiss*
Age Of Consent*
State Of The Nation*
As It Is When It Was*
The Village*
Sub-Culture*
Atmosphere*
Blue Monday*

Bonus Tracks
Thieves Like Us*
Temptation*
Confusion – Restored version from damaged tape with mixing desk audio.*

Live in Toronto
Filmed by Paul Boyd
The International Centre, Toronto, Canada 1985

Elegia*
Sub-Culture*
The Village*
Sunrise*
We All Stand
As It Is When It Was*
Love Vigilantes*
586*
Age Of Consent
Temptation
Ceremony*
The Perfect Kiss*

The Perfect Film
Rehearsal Room, Cheetham Hill, Manchester 1985

The Perfect Kiss.

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